“Gregg’s use of humour to approach challenging topics made the keynote relatable and relevant”
Director, Sun Life Financial
Organizational Change Innovator, Future of Work Strategist, Social Change Pioneer
Gregg’s career working with people, began when he was 10 years old. He sat his friends down at a chalkboard to teach them math. NOT one of his strongest subjects.
Throughout his teens, he taught canoeing and crafts at summer camp. He did much better there.
Surviving all that, over 30 years ago, Gregg was part of the groundbreaking team that opened the first wave of Starbucks stores in Canada.
To further sharpen his skills and understand how people tick, Gregg worked with prisoners in maximum security federal penitentiaries and pioneered numerous social change programs in the community.
Jumping into the organizational world, improving how we work together and how we think, has been at the core of Gregg’s work since then. As work is where we spend most of our time!
NOW: As an in-demand speaker and advisor, Gregg engages people all over the planet to build the courage to wade into the never-ending waves of change.
These audiences include Fortune 500 companies, governments, not-for-profits, to international humanitarian organizations. Gregg volunteers and mentors entrepreneurs ranging from youth to veterans, as he believes small businesses and entrepreneurs build community and create opportunities for people to express their creativity in the world.
His ideas on change, leadership, and the future of work are in Forbes, Newsweek, Rolling Stone, and Entrepreneur, amongst others. Gregg holds a Master`s of Social Science Degree from the University of Leicester in the UK, with a focus on organizational psychology, leadership and performance and is an Associate Member of the American Psychological Association.
Are You Ready for Takeoff: Navigate Your Future in a Post-Pandemic World
Many organizations are faced with the reality of having to produce more at a faster pace, with increased complexity and uncertainty. To get ready for take-off in our new world, our brains must be future-ready. What are the secrets of people who have the ability to create positive change in the world?
From CEOs and teachers to prisoners, nuns, entrepreneurs and everything in between – we can apply the lessons learned from their inspiring stories to our everyday lives. The secret? They choose to leave behind ‘rah-rah’ platitudes that are ineffective and keep us stuck and move forward with the skills needed to take off and navigate the future. They use real knowledge and insights that are not only humorous but will leave you inspired to open your mind and heart to be even better at change than you are now. When we are called upon to expand the vision of who we are and what our teams and organizations can do, we can harness the incredible power of change to make it happen.
Engage your brain to be future-ready
Acquire the critical mindset and skills needed to accelerate multiple organizational changes
You will not only be able to handle the vast amounts of change but shift to the new vision that is being asked of you.
Tools for transformation, change and growth are shared to tackle the changes that are coming down the pipe that you can immediately use.
Break out of status quo change management thinking and discover people-centric approaches that actually work.
Leading at the Edge: Navigate the Future of Work Strategically & Decisively
We are currently living through a global crisis, unlike anything we have experienced in our lifetime. The pandemic has shown us that in the midst of negative impacts we can look for the opportunities that are available to serve our organization and the planet. We are not the people we were a year ago. We are being called upon to shift our mindset, expand the vision of who we are and what we and our organizations can do. This is the edge of change where we have to sharpen our capacity to lead. It starts with each one of us – regardless of our job title.
What are the practical strategies to inspire others and lead during these times?
How to break out of status quo change management thinking to discover people-centric approaches that actually work?
What are the leadership resources and qualities I need to develop to have the impact the future is requiring of me?
How do I influence our teams to create the future of work to be even better than we are now?
Build Your Resilience Superpowers
Navigating disruptive change, getting people engaged in our ideas and inspiring them to thrive all at the same time can be overwhelming!
We may think we are ‘change ready’ because of our expertise and experience. Yet, no one is ready for the change that might have a negative impact on them or increase the amount of work we have on our plate!
With Gregg’s experience in leading change with diverse populations, he will leave the audience with new insights, relatable stories and solid takeaways all told with a healthy dose of humour.
Discover three ways to accomplish more and be innovative when under pressure.
Embrace the principles of brain science and use them to your advantage
Discover a simple technique to help stay driven in organizational life and get ‘unstuck’ during change.
Unleash a powerful process to get out of a tactical mindset and move into strategic, solution-focused thinking to create positive change.
Identify strategies to help maintain productivity during times of change.